Creatives

James Martin Charlton (writer) is a dramatist, director and academic.

His plays include Fat Souls and Coming Up (Warehouse Theatre, Croydon); ecstasy + Grace (Finborough Theatre); Desires of Frankenstein (Open Air, Regents Park  & Pleasance, Edinburgh); The World & his Wife, I Really Must be Getting Off (The White Bear); Coward (Just Some Theatre Co.) He has written two short pieces for The Miniaturists, Fellow Creature and Battis Boy (Arcola Theatre). His recent play Been on the Job Too Long has been produced three times since 2015 (at TheatreN16, the North London Literary Festival, and the Talos Festival of Science Fiction Theatre).

He wrote an adaptation of The Pilgrim’s Progress under commission by the RSC, and his biographical play about William Blake, Divine Vision, was performed at Swedenborg Hall.

He has directed a number of contemporary plays, including Gob, Bumps (King’s Head), Plastic Zion (White Bear), Histrionics (Underbelly, Edinburgh). His production of Revolution Farm by James Kenworth after Orwell played at Newham City Farm in 2014; A Splotch of Red: Keir Hardie in West Ham toured east London in 2016.

He has written and directed two short films, Apeth (2007) and Academic (2011). He wrote screenplays for the shorts Emotional Tribunal and Best Shot. He recently filmed his play Fellow Creature for 360° video, as part research project into the medium which resulted in the 2019 article ‘VR and the dramatic theatre: are they fellow creatures?’ in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

He has lectured at UEL and Birkbeck and is Head of Department of Media at Middlesex University.

Janice Dunn (director) is an experienced theatre director who has worked extensively in the UK and Europe throughout her career. She is also a writer who produces scripts in both English and Danish. Janice provides her own movement direction, and in the past, choreography, for most of the shows she directs.

Highlights of her career include The Force of Change (Royal Court Theatre), Small Miracle (Tricycle Theatre),

Catastrophic Sex Music (Theatre 503/ Latitude Festival)

Sound of a Hammer (Birmingham Rep), Goldfish (Liverpool Everyman),

Absurd Person Singular (Oldham Coliseum),

Skuespillerakademiet (The Actors Academy, Copenhagen),

Chicago, Guys and Dolls, It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow, Godspell,

From a Jack to a King, Boyband (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry),

Oh What a Lovely War, Arturo Ui The Musical,

The Europeans (Mercury, Colchester).

 

She has written and directed 20 years’ worth of pantomimes for Belgrade Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Spa Centre Leamington, and De Montfort Hall Leicester.

Janice spent 12 years delivering residential creative development and training programmes for participants from Europe and beyond, for ages from 14 to 80 years (Luxemburg/ Belgium). She was an associate artist on the ACE funded Creative Partnerships Programme, for the West, and East, Midlands regions, delivering bespoke creative projects for young people, which also trained teachers in new skills. She was the UK director representative on the EU funded PLOTS Project. This brought six countries together, to create and tour three new works throughout Europe, with multi-national casts.

Nayomi Roshini (producer) is a member of the Arcola Women’s Company and regularly participates in community theatre workshops held at the Arcola Theatre including a recent course on Producing Theatre. She produced the play A Splotch of Red: Keir Hardie in West Ham by James Kenworth which toured in East London in 2016. She also produced the short film HOST directed by Joe Cohen in 2016.

She graduated in 2011 with a BA in Film Video and Interactive arts and just recently completed her MA in Film. She is interested in both independent theatre and film and has increasingly becoming more interested in directing performance. She wrote her MA dissertation on the use of improvisation in film as a tool to deepen characterisation.

She currently works in the Media Department at Middlesex University as an academic assistant where she has continued to develop her filmmaking practice through her work as a production manager on various short film projects led by the department and other students. Her filmmaking practice as a short film director has mostly focused on exploring female subjectivity and the gaze.

Reese J Marchant is currently training in Stage Management at Guildford School of Acting. 

 

His most recent credits include Technical ASM on Bad Girls the Musical (GSA), Stage Crew on 1984 (GSA), Deputy Stage Manager on The Jungle Book (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and Deputy Stage Manager on Fame the Musical (Chichester College). 

 

Reese, from Portsmouth, began studying Production Arts at Chichester College between 2016-2018, focusing on stage management and lighting, before moving to Guildford to study at GSA. He is particularly interested in show calling and lighting programming.

 

He is due to graduate from GSA with a degree in Theatre Production in 2021.

Andrew Roberts (production manager) began his career in entertainment in North London’s Stallion Hi-Fi Sound System, in which he performed under the name Sqwidli Junya.

 

The climax of his performing career was playing to an appreciative audience of thousands at Notting Hill Carnival.

He has since built a career in personnel management and HR for major retailers.  He has recently completed a BA (Sociology) at Middlesex University, where his dissertation scrutinised what being British means to Britons and how tolerant we are of diverse cultures.

His previous production management experience was for the tour of A Splotch of Red: Keir Hardie in West Ham, which toured to several Newham libraries and Community Links in Plaistow.

Anna Reddyhoff (lighting) has been working within the entertainment industry for almost 10 years after graduating in 2010. Her early work was predominantly music based, before spending several years on the touring musical theatre scene. She is thrilled to be working on the creative team on Reformation.

Other Current and Upcoming Productions include;

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Lichfield Garrick Theatre;

The Re-Birth of Meadow Rain - Edinburgh Fringe. 

 

Previous Lighting Design credits include; 

Flinch - The Old Red Lion; 

Emilia - Vaudeville Theatre (Associate LD to Zoe Spurr); 

Heart The Play - The Vaults London, Sara Pascoe: 

Lads Lads Lads - Wyndham’s Theatre; 

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo; 

One Man Two Guvnors - Lichfield Garrick; 

Elf The Musical Junior - Friary Theatre Lichfield; 

Once Upon a Mattress - Lichfield Garrick; 

Rent - A3 Arena.

 

Other selected credits include;

Re-Lighter - Transporting Live - UK Tour - Seabright Productions;

Chief Electrician - Secret Cinema’s Moulin Rouge; 

Chief Electrician – This Is My Family - UK Tour - Sheffield Theatres;

Deputy Chief Electrician - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - UK Tour - Music & Lyrics Ltd;

Deputy Head of Lighting and Video - Hairspray - UK Tour - Mark Goucher Ltd and Deputy Chief Electrician - Anything Goes - UK Tour - Stage Entertainment Ltd.

Lucy Bond (designer) graduated from the Theatre Design course at Nottingham Trent University in July 2018 where she achieved a First-Class Honours degree. During her degree she designed the set for Lysistrata written by Aristophanes and directed by Martin Berry at The Lakeside Arts Centre.

Since Graduating she has been a design assistant for Verity Quinn on Theatre Rites’ Big Up,

Wardrobe Assistant at LaplandUK 2018,

Assistant to the design team on The Guildford Shakespeare Company’s production of Measure 4 Measure designed by Neil Irish,

Wardrobe Maintenance on Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, and is incredibly excited to be designing Reformation.